Ted Cruz A Villain, Wendy Davis A Hero On Health Care

Texas Senator Ted Cruz failed to break the record of a filibuster today, stopping after 21 hours and 19 minutes, while the record remains 24 hour and 18 minutes by Strom Thurmond in 1957.

Also, Senator Alfonse D’Amato of New York and Senator Wayne Morse of Oregon surpassed Cruz in time spent on a filibuster.

Cruz is no hero, as he had a few breaks with assistance from fellow Tea Party activists Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, James Inhofe, and a few other Republican Senators, and went off topic, referring to Dr. Seuss, Star Wars, Ashton Kutcher, and other extraneous topics.

On the other hand, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis spent 13 hours in her filibuster against the limitations on Texas health care recently, with no assistance allowed by others, and no extraneous topics allowed.

And Wendy Davis was speaking FOR health care, while Cruz has worked AGAINST health care coverage.

So Ted Cruz is a villain, while Wendy Davis is a hero!

5 comments on “Ted Cruz A Villain, Wendy Davis A Hero On Health Care

  1. Engineer Of Knowledge September 25, 2013 7:45 pm

    Hello Professor,
    Let’s take a moment to reflect on Presidents and the debt ceiling being raised.
    Reagan 17 times
    Clinton. 4 times
    Bush. 7 times
    Obama. 3 times
    But why is the Tea Party outraged about one? Trying to provide Health Care to those who have none that bad?

  2. Ronald September 25, 2013 8:15 pm

    The hypocrisy of the Tea Party is overwhelming, Engineer, and their selfishness is beyond belief. To hell with millions of people having health care in what they call an exceptional country, but one way behind Canada and Europe! Unbelievable!

  3. Eugene September 26, 2013 6:13 pm

    POLITICO acknowledges the “media bias” – Ted Cruz, Wendy Davis and media bias
    “When a Democrat like Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis filibusters against abortion restrictions, she is elevated to hero status, her tennis shoes become totems.When Cruz grandstands against Obamacare, he is a laughingstock in the eyes of many journalists on Twitter, an “embarrassment” in the eyes of The New York Times editorial board.”
    Additionally, abortion in the 20th week was opposed by most Texans. Nevertheless, Senator Davis was presented as a principled woman who stood up to the big boys in Austin. Senator Davis was allowed by a very friendly media to turn the narrative from “late term abortion” to “choice.” No one in the media challenged Senator Davis’ false narrative. No woman in Texas was denied her “right” to an abortion.
    ObamaCare is extremely unpopular. In fact, did you see any Democrat running in a competitive election stand up for ObamaCare during the Cruz speech? ObamaCare has been amended and changed without a congressional vote. Why? Because Senator Reid will lose Democrats if there is a vote in the Senate.
    Cruz stands up to oppose an unpopular law and he is a “wacko bird”.(http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/15/20506193-poll-obamacare-remains-highly-unpopular-as-implementation-looms?lite) (http://www.gallup.com/poll/163253/americans-wary-health-law-impact.aspx)
    Davis supports an unpopular procedure (only supported by wacko extremist Gosnell types ideologues) and she is treated like a modern Joan of Arc.
    Media bias? Do you need any further evidence?

  4. Rustbelt Democrat September 26, 2013 7:52 pm

    Exactly right Professor! Wendy Davis is the hero!

  5. Paul Doyle September 26, 2013 8:49 pm

    If Cruz’ filibuster accomplished anything but self-promotion, I would be willing to change his performance description from “coo-coo” to “coup-coup”.

    But, alas, Eugene, Mr. Principle pissed off both Democrats and Republicans and after spending over 21 hours spouting off, turned around and voted with the 100-0 vote.

    Principle, nothing. “Coo-Coo” still applies.

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